16 Sep 2020
In everyday life, measuring temperature is pretty straightforward. But in the quantum world, which deals with the super small and the ultra-cold, determining how hot or cold something is starts...
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9 Sep 2020
Researchers Professor Thomas Busch (left) and Dr. Thomás Fogarty (right) after finishing a day's work on ultracold atom theory.  
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8 May 2020
In everyday life, matter behaves in a predictable, expected way. If you throw a ball, you assume it will travel in a certain direction and have a predictable recoil. What’s more, forces exerted on...
Type: News Article
8 May 2020
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12 Oct 2018
When an atom is placed close to the surface of an optical nanofiber, the light it emits and the recoil it experiences are in a well-defined direction along the fiber. Without the nanofiber the...
Type: Photo
12 Oct 2018
A team of physicists from the Light-Matter Interactions Unit and the Quantum Systems Unit at the...
Type: News Article
25 May 2017
The quantum world is both elegant and mysterious. It is a sphere of existence where the laws of physics experienced in everyday life are broken—particles can exist in two places at once, they can...
Type: News Article
16 Jun 2016
In quantum mechanics, physicists study tiny single particles –photons, electrons – and usually only a small number of them at a time. Sometimes, these particles behave like waves which gives them...
Type: News Article
23 Oct 2014
Simulating the behavior of a single particle can be quite a challenging task in physics; after all, it is microscopic and we usually cannot watch in real time. It becomes even more complicated when...
Type: News Article
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